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That Moment When You Realize You’ve Become a State of the Union Meme

Daniel Bean
Assistant Editor
Yahoo Tech

President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union speech was great. Definitely at least as great as last year’s. And maybe even equally as great as the one the year before that. Just great stuff.

Of course, in the age of the Internet and short attention spans, the president and his speech are only half of the focus of the SOTU broadcast. Our attention — and more importantly the attention of quick-witted meme makers on Twitter — now spreads to the noble guests and members of Congress in attendance for the event. Senators, presidential candidates, even the distinguished VP and speaker of the House — if you wind up on camera, you’re not safe from becoming the butt of an Internet meme.

So here we present some of the best memes posted during the 2016 State of the Union, with apologies in particular to Paul D. Ryan.

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